Online Writing Classes and Workshops

Writing a memoir is an act of believing in yourself and the value of your life for others.

Welcome to Memoir Magazine University, a safe space dedicated entirely to the development of writers and stories that need to be heard. Here you will find a supportive writing community dedicated to helping you succeed in telling your story.

MMU courses are 100% online, so you will enjoy the freedom and flexibility to access them at anytime day or night, and learn at your own pace.

Feedback and personal attention. Our memoir writing classes and workshops differ in the amount of personalized feedback and attention you receive. Memoir Magazine University Online courses and workshop instructors are working writers, editors, and instructors dedicated to the culture and genre of memoir.

Perhaps the most crucial part of the writing process, our workshops provide a way for writers to learn from one another, by giving and receiving feedback on plot, characterization, and writing style.  There will be lectures and suggested reading, and every week, you will submit writing that will be critiqued by the instructor and the group.

This is a powerfully transformative process showing you how your story affects others and in the process helps you find and accept your own truth.

Whether you would like to:

  • Heal from the past
  • Record personal experiences
  • Express thoughts and experiences in personal essays
  • Write a full-length book
  • Tell your story or the story of an ancestor or family member
  • Understand the memoir landscape
  • Develop and receive valuable feedback on your writing
  • Achieve something else

Over 6 weeks, participants of our highly interactive online writing workshops and classes will:

  1. Acquire new skills
  2. Be motivated and be held accountable to complete one or several writing projects, essays, or chapters
  3. Have interaction and engagement with an enthusiastic instructor who can offer valuable feedback on your work.
  4. Get personalized feedback from other writers
  5. Learn the art of giving unbiased feedback

Our Upcoming Classes:

Writing To Heal with Jerry Waxler

*June 11th- July 16,
Tuesdays, 7:30 PM to 9 PM Eastern Time
*Sept 19th – October 24th, 2022
Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 PM Eastern

While mysteries are about detectives solving murders, and thrillers are about heroes stopping villains, memoirs are about the enormous potential of the human spirit to find truth in the midst of psychological chaos.

In this course, Jerry Waxler, therapist, author, and memoir expert will guide you through the simple steps of developing a memoir by using the raw material of your own experience. Find out more.

#MeToo Anonymous Writing Workshop for Sexual Assault Survivors

6 weeks:  Starting May 13th – June 24, 2022

Develop difficult subject matter in an intimate workshop of Survivor-Writers offering supportive responses to each other’s truths on the written page and propelling your writing to a whole new level.  Facilitator: Mary McBeth. Find out more.

We also offer:

Essay and Manuscript Critique and 1-1 Private classes of any course or a personalized course of study. Contact us to find out more.

“There is no greater agony than the story untold.” -Maya Angelou
Memoir Magazine
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